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Samsung HomeSync Loses Galaxy Exclusivity, Now Compatible with More Devices

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Did you forget HomeSync existed? That’s forgivable, especially because Samsung’s 1TB wireless file storage device has, until today, only been usable by select Galaxy phones. Thankfully, that’s changing for the better: Samsung announced that it intends to release a remote app compatible with a broader range Android smartphones and tablets. 

The HomeSync is part of Samsung’s tepid living room initiative. Positioned as a competitor to products like Apple TV and Roku, the device is intended to serve as a central hub for all of your media. To that effect, users can configure HomeSync to automatically synchronize photos, videos, music, and documents across devices; “up to eight users with five devices each” can use the HomeSync as a sort of private iCloud. In addition, the HomeSync is capable of mirroring mobile device content on a television via HDMI, and has access to Google Play apps and games.

The HomeSync is priced at $299, and is available from a number of online and brick-and-mortar retailers.

Via: Samsung
  • jimt

    I have a 3 TB NAS from western digital called lifebook that is $150 at Frys. I have all my pictures from my phone and DSLR on there. It automatically uploads to the NAS when I take a picture. I also have movies on it. $300 is way to much to pay for 1 TB. I can put or take anything on the drive from anywhere.

  • http://www.unexpectedparameters.com Aaron Hurt

    Hmmm. Nope.

  • normmcgarry

    1TB is for chumps. It is almost 2014!

    • Blue Sun

      The company I work for just bought everyone USB 3.0 1 TB external drives for $60. No way would I consider paying Samsung $239 for their TW junk software.

  • Ej McCarty

    I don’t like reading this guy’s stuff. I have no idea who he is. He just starts writing on here one day. I don’t trust him. I think it’s those combed straight down bangs he has. looks like jim carey from dumb and dumber

  • T_Dizzle

    You mean storage like Google Drive.

    • SirLance99

      How much does 1TB of space cost on Google Drive? $49.99 PER MONTH

      • T_Dizzle

        I was just referring to the iCloud reference. Don’t say that when there are plenty of alternatives for Android on an Android blog.

  • Adrynalyne

    I’d buy an AppleTV box before this.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      If it had storage

      • Adrynalyne

        My NAS does. A lot more, in fact.

        The price doesn’t justify the device at all.

        • Nathaniel Webb

          Agreed. NAS + Plex+ Roku will obliterate anything Samsung can attempt.

          • Boblank84

            i use a 1tb and a 2tb nas drive and mk808 android sticks on three tv’s. I have probably less that 299.00 in all of that and they work excellent.

          • jwildman16

            What NAS box do you use?

          • Boblank84

            not for sure on the 1tb model its an older iomega the 2tb is this http://goo.gl/j0yyHQ. and mk808 tv stick http://goo.gl/7Vt8z3. the mk808′s are not perfect out of the box, they do take some tinkering, and i would recommend buying a ethernet to usb adapter as their built in wifi is their only downfall imo.

    • veRdiKt

      GEt out you isheep. android FTW omgz.

      • Adrynalyne

        so what are android nerds called?

        aSheep?

        manySheep?

        Brand loyalty is for idiots.

        • JBartcaps

          I don’t think he was being serious…

          • Adrynalyne

            Maybe not. In which case, I apologize. Too many Samsheep here ARE serious, however, so you never can tell.

          • JBartcaps

            I mean I hope he wasn’t being serious haha

          • veRdiKt

            i wasnt lmao

  • SpikedRed

    You mean, “The HomeSync is overpriced @ $299.00, and is available from a number of online and brick-and-mortar retailers” right?

    • Kyle Wiggers

      Yes, but I try to be a little objective. ;)

    • phoneman67

      If he is going to compare it to apple tv and roku, he needs to say it very over priced. I would buy one at $99.